In the college system, the word “articulation” refers to the process of matching up courses from one school with the courses at another school.  The outcome of this process is an agreement that states that specific courses at one school are considered equivalent to specific courses at a second school.  This process of matching up courses is very important to students who want to transfer from one school to another.

The most important articulation agreements for students at a California Community College are found at the ASSIST website (  Mendocino College students (and Mendocino College counselors) can use this website to determine which Mendocino courses are accepted to meet lower division (freshman and sophomore) requirements at California State Universities (CSU) and the University of California (UC).  While Mendocino College students are free to access and use this website, we recommend that you consult with an academic counselor for help with interpreting the information.

When preparing to transfer to a CSU or UC, you will need to cover both the general education (GE) courses required for transfer and the specific courses required to prepare for the major you plan to study at the CSU or UC school.  Both the GE courses and the major prep courses can be found on the ASSIST website.

Mendocino College also publishes the CSU and UC GE requirements and the Mendocino College courses that are approved for those requirements each year.  The list of approved courses does change slightly each year.  A course has to be approved at the time that it is taken by the student for it to count for that specific GE requirement.  For this reason, it is important to check this list each year for the courses you are taking at that time.

Students who are planning to apply only to CSU schools can follow the CSU GE pattern.  Students who plan to apply only to UC schools or who plan to apply to both CSU and UC schools need to use the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.

Please click below to see the 2023-2024 CSU GE and IGETC:

CSU GE Breadth 2023-2024
IGETC 2023-2024

  1. Articulation Agreements
  2. General Ed Worksheets
  3. CSU Transfers
  4. UC Transfers
  5. Transfer to Private or Out-of-State
  6. Events & Workshops

Articulation Agreements with Individual Colleges

Mendocino College also maintains a limited number of articulation agreements with nearby California Community Colleges, such as Santa Rosa Junior College, and some private and out of state universities.

Current 2+2 Pathways with SSU: Liberal Arts and Sciences with an Emphasis in Education AA to Liberal Studies BA

Mendocino College has partnered with Sonoma State’s Liberal Studies – Ukiah program to streamline the transfer process. The 2+2 pathway aims to guarantee students complete their Associate’s degree in 2 years at Mendocino College and a baccalaureate degree in the following 2 years at Sonoma State University.

Arizona State University: MyPath2ASU

Students can successfully plan their transfer to ASU while working towards their degree at Mendocino College through MyPath2ASU. With the MyPath2ASU experience, students are ensured a simple, seamless transition into one of the nation’s top 10 universities for undergraduate education — all while saving time and money, and minimizing the loss of credit during their transfer journey. 

MyPath2ASU eliminates the guesswork out of transferring by enabling students to create their own pathway to ASU. By selecting an ASU major, MyPath2ASU and Mendocino College will outline a list of courses for students to take at their current institution that apply towards their ASU bachelor’s degree. Some of the MyPath2ASU transfer experience benefits include:

Guaranteed general admission to ASU and admission into MyPath2ASU major choice of all requirements are satisfied.* Some majors have additional or higher admission requirements.

More than 400 course-by-course guided pathways into immersion and online ASU degree programs.
Self-service, degree progress tracking through My Transfer Guide to minimize loss of credit.
A connected experience through personalized ASU communications to prepare academically and to help build a connection to ASU.

Please click this link to learn more.

CSU GE Breadth and IGETC Articulation Agreements

General education patterns, such as CSU GE Breadth and IGETC, are forms of articulation, but they are system wide patterns accepted by most public universities in California. By completing an appropriate general education pattern and having it certified by Mendocino College, a transferring student should have completed all the lower division general education requirements at a CSU or UC. Please note that universities have additional upper division GE and institutional requirements and not all UC colleges and majors accept IGETC.

There are also private schools which accept CSU GE Breadth and IGETC patterns.

Students may find a comprehensive database of Mendocino College’s major preparation agreements at ASSIST. The information on ASSIST is presented differently by each university and should be used in conjunction with the services of a counselor, college catalog, or college website. In addition, it is highly recommended that students visit any university they wish to transfer to, meet with a representative of their intended major and review their admission requirements. 

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Mendocino College General Education Handouts

Associate Degree, CSU GE and IGETC handout 2021/22

Associate Degree, CSU GE and IGETC handout 2020/21

Associate Degree, CSU GE and IGETC handout 2019/20

Associate Degree, CSU GE and IGETC handout 2018/19

Associate Degree, CSU GE and IGETC handout 2017/18

Associate Degree, CSU GE and IGETC handout 2016/17

The California State University (CSU) system consists of 23 campuses and one of two public university systems in the state of California. Over 70 percent of the students who graduate from the CSU system enter as transfer students!  Almost 94% of transfer students at a CSU, transferred from a California Community College!

CSU General Education Transfer Requirements

Associate Degree for Transfer


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CSU Campuses

CSU Transfer Information


The University of California (UC) system consists of nine undergraduate campuses. The UC system is world renowned for its academic excellence and research emphasis.  Nearly 30 percent of UC undergraduates are transfer students!  The University of California believes that transfer students add to the diversity of interests and backgrounds of their campuses.  Priority consideration is given to California Community College students applying for admission to the UC as juniors over other transfer applicants.

UC General Education Transfer Requirements

TAG (Transfer Admission Guarantee)  


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UC  Campuses

AP credit

Students who begin their bachelor’s degree at Mendocino College can transfer to universities located all over the country.  The following are the essential elements that you and your counselor will take into account in exploring baccalaureate programs in other states in the U.S.  The same principles apply to gathering information about California independent colleges and universities with which Mendocino does not have an articulation agreement.

The Transfer Credit Challenge

Step 1: Gather Information about the School

Step 2: Write a Proposed Educational Plan

Step 3: Ask for a Review of Your Plan

Step 4: Confirm and Carry Out Your Plan

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Are you interested in earning a guaranteed admission to one of the following universities?

UC, Davis
UC, Irvine

UC, Merced

UC, Riverside

UC, Santa Barbara

UC, Santa Cruz

The Mendocino College Transfer Center is here to navigate with you the UC Transfer Admissions Guarantee (TAG).  We will be hosting four (4) virtual workshops to guide you through the TAG process, and to help secure your admission to one of the six participating UCs.


Workshop Schedule

Thursday, September 7, 2023 @ 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 12, 2023 @ 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Monday, September 18, 2023 @ 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 28, 2023 @ 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Register today by clicking the following link:

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